Newsletter | January 9, 2012

01.09.12 -- The Quest For Clean Mixing

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In This Issue:

Spotlight On Material Handling

Case Study: Bag Handling, Check Sieving, Weigh System
In this installation, materials are received in 50-pound bags and semibulk bags and are security screened for foreign objects while being conveyed to a weigh hopper, where they then are automatically hatched in predetermined weights and discharged into process drums.

Case Study: Bag Handling, Check Sieving, Weigh System

Application Example: Metering Ingredients For Snack Mixes
Multicomponent snack mixes are becoming popular quick snack options. K-Tron has supplied a variety of weigh belt feeder/system combinations for the metering of these components into the mix prior to the packaging line.

Application Example: Metering Ingredients For Snack Mixes

Brochure: Bulk Material Handling Products
Schenck Process MoveMaster Belt Conveyors are used throughout the world in various industries to convey bulk materials. They are capable of carrying a variety of products in large and small capacities at required speeds for the application.

Brochure: Bulk Material Handling Products

White Paper: Mitigating Dust Explosion Risks In Solid Powder Processing
Dust explosions are a risk in many processing environments, but they pose a special risk when the product being processed is a fine, solid powder. Combustible substances with an average particle size smaller than 420 micron are generally considered to be explosive.

White Paper: Mitigating Dust Explosion Risks In Solid Powder Processing

Featured Articles

The Quest For Clean Mixing
By Charles Ross and Son Company
Mixing is one of the most ubiquitous unit operations in the processing world. And oftentimes, improvements specific to the mixing step lead to overall big rewards that translate well in the balance sheet. The usual challenges include maintaining batch-to-batch uniformity and optimizing blend times, but they could be as simple, yet equally important, as improving cleanliness.


The Evolution Of X-Ray Inspection Systems
By Eagle Product Inspection
Over the past few years, X-ray systems for food manufacturers have matured. Gone is the day when food was painstakingly inspected by hand, a time-consuming process. Today, technologically advanced machines identify a multitude of contaminants in a variety of foods, products, and packages.


Foam Detection In Fermentation Process
By Endress+Hauser, Inc.
During the fermentation process in beer brewing, wine making, or alcohol production, there is a risk that the fermentation will get out of control. This can result in foam overflowing or getting into the CO2 vent.

Industry News

Chilling Equipment Speeds Food Processing Through The Bacterial Danger Zone
Schenck Accurate Awarded Breakthrough Product Of The Year
Batory Foods Acquires Ingredient Distributor Mac & Massey, LLC
Bayer CropScience Introduces Good Growing Link
Charles Ross Announces Mixing And Melting Kettles
New Metal Detector Has Enhanced Stainless Steel Sensitivity
Nercon Offers Better Engineered, More Sanitary Conveyors
Range Of rPET Packaging Trays For Meat And Fish Expanded
Kenall Manufacturing Announces EnviroPro Series Of Lighting For Food Processing Enviroments
MWV Acquires Polytop Corporation To Further Strengthen Position In Global Packaging
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SPONSOR

IFPAC-2012: Food Quality, Safety, And Analysis Symposium

PAT Applications in the Food Industry
January 22 to 25, 2012
Baltimore, MD

There is an increased global focus on food quality, safety, and analysis. The use of Process Analytical Technology — PAT Applications to monitor food quality and food safety — is an important area that will be covered during this symposium including new policies, technologies, case studies, and a look to the future in the food industry. Visit www.ifpacpat.org/food for the program and registration.

Featured Downloads

Brochure: Metal Detection For The Food And Packaging Industries
Installed with an array of innovative features, the INSIGHT range of metal detectors delivers tangible benefits to the manufacturer at each key stage in their process, and is equally effective in both "wet" and "dry" applications.

Datasheet: Seal-Scan/Seal-Sensor Performance Specifications
Seal-Scan® is PTI's award-winning, patented seal integrity inspection technology used to detect and analyze invisible seal defects in pouches and flexible packaging.

Product Sheet: Tergajet Low-Foaming Powdered Detergent
Concentrated to save you money, Tergajet low-foaming powdered detergent is phosphate-free, biodegradable, and readily disposable.

Selection Guide: PowerTrac® Conveyors
PowerTrac Conveyors from Bunting® Magnetics Co. provide economical solutions for a host of challenging conveying applications. All PowerTrac models are built with aluminum frames that allow us to give you a custom fit at an off-the-shelf price.
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Featured Products And Services

DryTec Granular
DryTec Granular

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Arch Chemicals Inc.

CFM 137 Portable Industrial Vacuum
CFM 137 Portable Industrial Vacuum

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Nilfisk Industrial Vacuums

50/55 Series Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AA)
50/55 Series Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AA)

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Agilent Technologies

X-Ray Inspection Of Pumped Products
X-Ray Inspection Of Pumped Products

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Mettler-Toledo Safeline

XS3 AdvanChek X-Ray CombiWeigher
XS3 AdvanChek X-Ray CombiWeigher

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Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed

Tote Tilters
Tote Tilters

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CSI

CR-410C Coffee Colorimeter
CR-410C Coffee Colorimeter

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Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc.

Metal Detector: duw-h Series
Metal Detector: duw-h Series

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Anritsu Industrial Solutions Co, Ltd

VHP® MD Series Sterilization System
VHP® MD Series Sterilization System

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STERIS Corporation

EZ Down Antisegregation Powder System
EZ Down Antisegregation Powder System

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Custom Powder Systems

Calibration Software: Beamex® CMX ENTERPRISE
Calibration Software: Beamex® CMX ENTERPRISE

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Beamex

ANATEL A643a: Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer
ANATEL A643a: Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer

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Hach Company